Scrapbook How To: Make Rain with Brads and Stitching

Joannie McBride, online editor

Good morning! It’s been raining here the last couple of days, so I thought sharing a fun how-to about adding raindrops to scrapbook pages sounded like the perfect technique for a spring week like this one.

Kim Watson created this cool textured background on her layout by stitching and adding a variety of brads to resemble falling rain.

Rain Puddles by Kim Watson, as seen in the Mar/Apr 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes.

Notice how this technique adds a 3-D feel to the layout. If stitching isn’t for you, don’t worry. Simply use a white gel pen to draw lines or use a dimensional glaze pen with a fine tip to apply the glaze directly to your layout for a nice raised finish.

Continue the Technique on Your Photos

To create a unified look on your layout, apply this technique to some of your photos, just as Kim has done.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you were inspired by Kim’s raindrop technique!

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3 Responses to Scrapbook How To: Make Rain with Brads and Stitching

  1. Alison says:

    Awesome technique! I’ll have to remember this!!

  2. allimci says:

    Oh…I totally lifted this layout a while back and mine is in my gallery! Thanks for the idea!

  3. annie liu says:

    Great ideas! I really love your raindrop elements!! Recently, I use our raindrop brads and umbrella brads, and find it’s really beautiful to get them together. :)

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